Gold candles as a favor look pretty on the table but might not work as a favor for the mixture of ages of your guests.
If this works for you then tying a note to the candle with gold ribbon
adds an extra fun element. Your note could read "Our love continues to
burn brightly, thank you for sharing our special day."
Packets of seeds are popular as a wedding favor
and this works for the golden theme as you could have little packets of
golden sunflowers or other well named flowers! Rather than buying the
seeds as ready made favors buy a bag of seeds and seperate them into individual
envelopes with a note on them. The seeds are great for all ages and if
you have children at your reception you could include a fun plant pot or
a mini watering can for them to use. If you are looking for an activity
for the children you could have a table for painting the plant pots.
Make sure you include some painting bibs for the children to wear as
they will be in their best party outfits.
Other favors for children could be a fun pack to keep them occupied
during the meal - the parents will love you for that. Coloring books,
crayons, and bubbles are appreciated by most ages. For older children
you could have a quiz.